Re: Romans 3:22-23

From: Mark O'Brien (Mark_O'
Date: Wed Oct 04 1995 - 11:48:28 EDT

Original message sent on Tue, Oct 3 10:18 PM by :

> If the aorist tense is understood as a one time completed action in
> the past, how could "all have sinned." Is Paul perhaps taking some
> poetic license here?

Ellen was right when she noted that "one time completed action" is just
one of the nuances that the aorist can take. A great paper comes to
mind by John Stackhouse (I think?) entitled _The Abused Aorist_ (I do
not have any of the publication details immediately to hand), and you
would find this a very helpful read.

Mark O'Brien

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